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3/18/2023- Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) will be open from 12pm to 3pm today for drop-in sessions. Please bring your student ID to swipe into the building.


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Having Academic Difficulties?

If you are having academic difficulties, SDAC may be able to assist. Our psychologists are available to meet with students who suspect that they may have an undiagnosed condition which may be impacting their learning, such as a Learning Disability (LD), Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD), a psychological disorder, head trauma, etc. While we do not provide comprehensive diagnostic testing through our department, our psychologists can gather a rich academic history and provide guidance about whether you should undergo testing. 


Our psychologists have identified resources for students interested in further evaluations, especially for those interested in LD or AD/HD testing.

UVA Providers
  • The Center for Clinical Psychology Services is part of the Shelia C. Johnson Center in the Curry School (ground floor of Bavaro Hall). They primarily administer LD/ADHD evaluations, but they can also assess impact of emotional concerns on academic functioning. Evaluations may be partially covered by insurance, depending on specific plans. Average cost of assessment without insurance is $2500. Call 434-924-7034 for information.
  • The Ainsworth Clinic is part of the Department of Psychology (108 Gilmer Hall).  They primarily administer LD/ADHD evaluations and emotional assessment. There is no cost to students, but openings are very limited; call 434-982-4737 for information.
  • The Neurocognitive Assessment Laboratory (NCAL) at UVA Medical Center primarily administers neuropsychological testing related to head trauma, medical conditions, and psychological disorders. There is NO ADHD/LD testing. Some insurances are accepted. Call 434-924-2718 for information.
Community Providers
  • Aligned Clinical and Educational Services
    325 Four Leaf Lane, Suite 12
    Charlottesville, VA 22903
    (434) 466-1588 / www.crozetaces.org
  • Julia Blodgett, PhD
    PO Box 293 Charlottesville, VA 22902
    (434) 242-2331
  • Poehailos, Dupont and Associates
    887 Rio East Court
    Charlottesville, VA 22901
    (434) 220-4686 / www.pdakids.com
  • Hellen Lewis Streicher, PhD
    889B Rio East Court
    Charlottesville, VA 22901
    (434) 989-1481 / www.cvillemindworks.com
  • Allison Anderson, PhD
    434-480-3888 / [email protected]
  • Wesley Shelley, PhD
    2025 Woodbrook Ct.
    434-964-8351 / http://wesleyshelley.com
  • White Oak Counseling
    667 Berkmar Ct
  • Erin Horn PhD
    Healthy Minds of the Blue Ridge, LLC
    302 Park Street, Ste 204
    434-422-7373 / http://www.healthymindsoftheblueridge.com/
  • Sean Flannery, PhD
    Virginia Family Therapy
    706-248-0695 / [email protected]

Steps for Seeking Assessment

  1. Call your insurance company and ask for mental health benefits.  Ask if they cover ADHD/LD testing (depending on clinician, possible CPT codes include: 96130, 96131, or 96132 for psychological testing, 90791 for clinical interview, 96133 for psychologist's time; 96136/96137 for neuropsychological testing with clinician; 96138/96139 neuropsychological testing with psychometrician). 
  2. If your insurance company covers the testing, ask if the provider you have chosen is on their provider list
  3. Ask the insurance company what you need to do first (for example: get preapproval, get a referral from a primary care physician)
  4. Call the provider you have chosen and schedule an appointment

IMPORTANT: If you are interested in being considered for accommodations, please provide the evaluating clinician with a copy of SDAC's Guidelines for Documentation of a Cognitive Disorder in order to ensure that the evaluation conducted conforms to these standards.